06/27/05 in flam3_dimension, give up and return NaN if 90% or more of the samples are being clipped. release v2.6.
06/22/05 add envar to control the number of tries.
06/06/05 add new form of mutation that introduces post xforms.
05/20/05 fix memory trashing bug resulting from xform overflow. put regular xforms before symmetry in printed genomes. enforce weights non-negative & at least one xform. remove nan-protection from popcorn variation. truncate xforms with very small weight.
05/13/05 fix bug reported by erik reckase where fan variation could blow up to NaN because the domain of atan2 was not protected. remove protection from all atan2 calls and instead detect NaN results and replace them with noise. count really large values as bad too to prevent blowing up to infinity. enforce 0<=hue<1, release v2.6b1.
05/05/05 report choices made during genome generation in notes attribute. flam3_dimension no longer hangs when most of the attractor is outside the camera. limit number of variations produced by genetic operators to 5. reduce rate of interpolation method of crossover.
03/17/05 put cloning back in (found by James Rantanen).
This makes me wonder what the optimal genetic algorithm is, and what practical experiment could compare two algorithms? How can we not waste any of the information of the votes and the energy of the rendering of the sheep?
An overview of the search for the Tree of Life... in weird scientific funding propganda style...
I tweak out when I hear "X is more evolved than Y".
many thanks to developers Jeff Sickel and T.J. Wood and the beta testers!
If you installed a previous version you should make sure the server is now set to "v2d6.sheepserver.net" and the cache size is set to a reasonable value such as 1000 megabytes.
this saturday night at the new false profit hq in potrero, deep dub beats and visuals by a team including spotworks.Saturday June 18.2005
it's another nostalgic gig. in 2000 and 2001 i was a regular at the dub-beautiful events, and i look forward to being back. the music is going to be great. it's no coincidence that i recently released a video to one of alex's tracks:
i must admit i'm having trouble writing this email because just a few minutes ago i loaded electric sheep generation 191 into a playback computer and am seeing it complete for the first time. this is 13 gigs of the from the new version, complete without breaks. it's hard for me not to just sit and watch. by this weekend i should have it combined with the 30 gigs from gen 188 and 190. this saturday will be its first public exposure...
anyway, on with the deets:
dub beautiful collective & false profit present...
C O N V O C A T I O N
where no dub fears to tread
featuring live performances from:
Aleph-Zero Records - Tel Aviv, Israel
Native State Records - Vancouver
Mystic Vibration & OEM Recordings - San Francisco
Waveform & Native State Records - Portland
Shen (aka Noah Pred)
Metapath Recordings - Vancouver
just added! live
performances from special guest:
Celestial Dragon - Phoenix
dub beautiful collective makes a late entrance into 2005 with an amazing lineup comprised of this year's Ambient Alchemy Tour plus our own prodigal child, Alex Theory! this will mark the first US appearance of Shulman, as well as Alex Theory's record release on dub beautiful's OEM-Recordings label, the local debut of Phutureprimative and Shen, and the next evolution of the Bluetech sound. this show also celebrates the brand new headquarters of False Profit LLC - the stalwart of SF conscious events.
C O N V O C A T I O N will showcase a wide variety of dub music: psychedelic dub, ethno dub, reggae dub, and dub techno - from some of the top musicians in the world.
food & water will be served. BYO (whatever else)
original flyer artwork by Amani @ globaldragon.com
9pm - 5am
$15 advance, $20 door
at the Soap Factory Annex
San Francisco - Potrero Hill District
(address released june.1.05)
Ambient Alchemy Tour - http://www.ambientalchemy.com
Aleph-Zero Records - http://www.aleph-zero.info
Native State Records - http://www.nativestaterecords.com
Mystic Vibration - http://www.mysticvibration.com
Alpha-7 - http://www.alpha-7.org
Global Dragon - http://www.globaldragon.com
Spotworks - http://www.spotworks.com
Divine Reflections - http://www.divinereflections.ca
Like with the smaller one reported here, these two images will diverge over time. This big one is updated once daily, the small one is updated with every new sheep.
This should fix voting on Widows and the RPM on Linux.
OK, the Spotworks guest show is now submitted and scheduled to premiere Friday 6/3/05 9:30 pm ch52 on Oahu, HI Hawaii time; repeating at the same time weekly 4 more times, and webstreaming at the same real times at http://wmserver.netenterprise.net/olelo-oahuThanks Mike!
Thanks much! Later